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Chartered Financial Planner Darren Antony Reynolds has been banned from being a director for 13 years for pension transfer failings which resulted in clients losing £24 from their pensions.

The FCA has launched a major crackdown on scam bond and investment comparison websites in signs of a tougher approach from the regulator.

The FCA is to consult on plans for a new ‘Consumer Duty’ for regulated firms which will set a "higher level" of protection for consumers buying retail finance products and services.

The Financial Ombudsman is to increase its case fee by £100 to £750, according to its new budget and financial plans published today.

The Financial Conduct Authority has appointed its first chief data officer among five new appointments announced today as it pushes ahead with its ambition to become a 'data-driven' regulator.

The FCA halted 343 applications for authorisation from firms and individuals in 2020 in a clampdown to protect consumers.

The FCA has urged financial services firms to be ready for the end of the Brexit transition period on 31 December as it prepares to make 300 updates to its website.

Warrington-based LJ Financial Planning has been fined £107,200 by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) for providing its customers with unsuitable pension switching and transfer advice and failing to manage its conflicts of interest.

Financial adviser numbers have risen by 1,400 (4%) since the Retail Distribution Review (RDR) and the Financial Advice Market Review (FAMR), ending years of decline.

The FCA has launched High Court proceedings against a company and two individuals over alleged links to care home investments which saw investors lose more than £30m in a UCIS.

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